It’s nice to see a celebrity become interested in researching his or her own family tree. On Monday, after competing in this weekend’s race at Michigan International Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will fly to Germany in hopes of tracing his family’s lineage, which dates to more than three centuries ago there.
“I’ve got some specific areas narrowed down I want to go see and some buildings I want to go see that I know my family was somewhat connected to,” Earnhardt told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday during an appearance for Amp Energy. “They left Germany in 1744, so all this stuff we’re going to see or get close to is more than 300 years old.”
You can read the article by Jeff Gluck in USA Today at http://goo.gl/iRHSCO.